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NFL roundup: Latest league news from Sunday, Sept. 5

The San Francisco 49ers are adding an accomplished veteran to their secondary.

Cornerback Josh Norman has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million with the Niners, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported.

FOX's Jay Glazer first reported the news. The team announced the signing on Monday.

The former All-Pro had other interested suitors but lands in San Francisco, which could use a boost at corner heading into the season. Norman should have his opportunities alongside starters Jason Verrett and Emmanuel Moseley and rookies Ambry Thomas and Deommodore Lenoir.

The 33-year-old Norman proved there was still some tread on the tires last season with Buffalo, offering decent cover skills and registering a pick-six, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries over nine games (three starts). He missed seven contests because of a hamstring injury and a bout with COVID-19.

Norman spent the previous four seasons in Washington, where he eventually lost his job and never matched his level of play while with the Panthers during his late twenties.


  • The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Daniel Ekuale to their practice squad.
  • The Dallas Cowboys re-signed punter Bryan Anger to their 53-man roster.


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